On Sunday evening, a 22-year-old Danish gunman opened fire at Field’s shopping center in Copenhagen. Three people, two of whom were minors, were killed. Several people were injured as a result. Ulrike Geens lives next to the shopping center. “The weapon the perpetrator used is a legal hunting rifle in Denmark. But he didn’t have a permit for that,” says Geens.
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“When we got home, we saw more people on the street than transport,” says Geens. “There were also police helicopters flying around.” It was not yet clear to her what had happened. “I went to a Danish news site and saw that there had been a shooting at Field’s.”
Geens lives next to the shopping center, followed by an armed man who was cordoned off. “That caused stress,” she says. “I never really felt unsafe being at home. It is a shocking event, two meetings of life.”
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The perpetrator of the shooting incident is a 22-year-old Dane. “He would be a part of the psyche”, Geens heard during an acquaintance with the Danish police. “There is a psychiatry in the area, but it has not been said whether it is about that specific psychiatry,” says Geens. “The weapon the perpetrator used is a legal hunting rifle in Denmark. But he didn’t have a license for that.”
The fact that it is not assumed that an act of terrorism is suspected is still a precautionary measure for security in the country, despite the efforts. “Denmark does not completely rule out an act of terrorism, so there will still be agents on the ground in Copenhagen and all events have been canceled today.” This weekend the riders of the Tour De France were still being developed in the Danish capital.